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LuHi Celebrates the Arts
In May, LuHi celebrated the creative and musical side of our students.
On Friday, May 17, the Fine Arts Festival began with the Dance Showcase featuring talented dance students under the instruction of Ms. Jean Benincasa.
LuHi bands, orchestras, and choirs continued the festivities on Sunday, May 19, with musical performances throughout the day. Beginning with the bands under director John Rodis, students performed pieces beginning with the Percussion Ensemble’s Buzz Cuzz and continuing with the middle and high school Jazz Ensembles. The Concert and Symphonic Bands came next with many songs showcasing their talents. The strings concerts followed with Dr. Kageki Nagao and
middle and high school ensemble and string orchestra played such favorites as Pink Panther, The Phantom of the Opera and the Overture to William Tell. The combined middle and high school orchestra rounded out the concert with Young Prince and Princess (from Scheherazade) and Rondo (from music from Addelazer.) The evening’s finale was the Choir Concert conducted by Dr. Jimmy-Lee Brown featuring solo artists Prabhat Gottipati, Madison DeMaio, Boxin “Vector” Zhao, Skylar McCann, Grace Cutler, Adam Campbell, and Chloe Jones.
No fine arts festival would be complete without the visual arts. Ceramics, drawings, and paintings using various mediums decorated the dining hall and commons transforming the space into a dazzling art gallery showcasing talented artists from sixth–12th grade. For the first time, LuHi offered the Principals’ Choice Award for Art. Principal Jessica Raba, Assistant Principal Chris Reno, and Middle School Principal Laura Callahan were asked to choose their favorite piece of artwork to display in their office for the next school year.
Each year the school purchases one piece of artwork from a student to add to the library’s permanent collection. This year’s Purchase Award went to three students who created a photograph together: Waverly Alcure, May Shao and Kelly Wan.